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Welcome to The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, where we give you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode will feature a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world we live in. Hopefully, we’ll also provide a glimpse into human possibility! Thanks for listening and enjoy the podcast.

Jun 6, 2019

Today it’s great to have Stoya on the podcast. Stoya has been working with sexuality for over a decade. Her writing credits include the New York Times, The Guardian, and Playboy. Her first book of essays, Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn is available through Not A Cult Media, and her experimental porn project lives at ZeroSpaces.com(Note: This episode is very explicit, so if that’s not your thing, please enjoy one of the other other 167 episodes of The Psychology Podcast. If you do listen to this episode, please stick around all the way to the end, as we really enjoyed tying it all together at the end of the episode!)

In this episode we discuss a wide range of topics, including:

  • What is porn?
  • What is good porn?
  • Can there be feminism under capitalism?
  • Stoya’s critique of “liberal feminists”
  • The importance of values that transcend sexual preferences
  • How our collective conception of “normal sex” leaves out a whole lot of sexual preferences that “normal” people have
  • Focault on how preventing the discussion of sex is making us even more obsessed with sex
  • The science of sexual fantasies
  • Are there any sexual fantasies that are damaging to normalize?
  • What we can learn about privacy from pornstars
  • The benefits/disadvantages of choosing a porn career
  • Comparing/contrasting BDSM with monogamy
  • Why BDSM is too wide a category to be considered a sexual orientation
  • Why Stoya has to be physically aroused in order to be creative in a porn scene
  • How Scott and Stoya know each other
  • Which author – from anytime thru history – would Stoya like to go out partying with? And what would her drink of choice be for such an occasion?
  • The link between ADHD and creativity